Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

The Aerospace Industry. The aerospace industry has quality assurance, but calls it product assurance, which works in tandem with project management and engineering to avoid catastrophic failures that have a human cost. A project isn’t successful just because it has been completed on time and within budget. There is one other factor that is critical to success: quality.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

is an Aerospace Engineer and Project Manager working in Germany as a consultant in the Aerospace Industries. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced. The only way is to keep pace, to be reactive and introduce new solutions, ideally before their competitors.

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Understanding Critical Path in Project Management (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Since that time, the critical path method has been used in a variety of projects, from construction, aerospace and defense to software and product development, engineering, plant maintenance and more. Projects are made up of tasks that have to adhere to a schedule in order to meet a deadline. It sounds simple, but without mapping the work it can quickly get out of hand and you’ll find your project off track.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

as a keynote speaker, I opened the conference with “Scrum to the Stars” which looked back into aviation history and to the future of innovation in aerospace, and how Scrum methodologies have been, and will continue to be effective tools. Aerospace design processes were modified as improvements to flight technology were discovered, and the knowledge base expanded. In essence, Scrum was there at the start of aerospace exploration.

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System Engineering FAQ

Musings on Project Management

Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not to stuffy!) A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger

MavenLink

In my case, it was in the aerospace and defense industry. This technology supported a broad range of planning and execution in manufacturing in the aerospace and defense industries. Harpham: Was that your first exposure to the aerospace industry? In the aerospace and defense industries, that may mean learning the manufacturing process and how it will be impacted by technology projects. After six or seven years in that aerospace and defense, I moved to another industry.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI.

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4 Critical Skills to Make a Difference in Your Career

Brad Egeland

​ Back in 1991, while toiling away as an Aerospace Engineer, I found this book called “Do What You Are, Discover the Perfect Career for You.” ” While having achieved my early life’s dream of becoming an Aerospace Engineer, I felt there was something else I could be doing to contribute more of my talent to humanity.

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2007. There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes.

Coming to Switzerland

The Lazy Project Manager

Working across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Health, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Aerospace, HR, Public Sector, Education and Finance.

9 Great Reasons to Choose a Project Management Career

Project Bliss

Project managers are used in IT, healthcare, entertainment, the food and beverage industry , aerospace, and many more industries. You may be wondering if a project management career is a right choice for you. You’ve likely heard a good bit about it – it’s getting more attention in recent years. But maybe you’re not quite sure if it would be a good fit. Or you may not yet know much about project management at this point. If so, don’t feel left out.

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WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

Leading Answers

However, they did not use the term “work breakdown structure” or WBS until 1962 when DoD, NASA and the aerospace industry published a document about PERT that described the WBS approach. It’s easy to believe that work breakdown structures (WBS) have been around since the pyramids were built in Egypt, and that product backlogs are new inventions by youngsters in too much of a hurry to plan correctly. However, like most things, the truth is more complicated.

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Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into one of our customers at a project management workshop. It gave us a perfect opportunity to discuss how they were planning to support growth through Professional Service Automation (PSA).

Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into one of our customers at a project management workshop. It gave us a perfect opportunity to discuss how they were planning to support growth through Professional Service Automation (PSA).

9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

ProjectManager.com

This included teams of scientists, engineers and technicians, many who had not worked in aerospace before. It seems that people have been spelling team with an “i” for a long time. We live in a culture that promotes the roughed individual, the self-made person, the entrepreneur. They did it all themselves, or so they say. But even the most charismatic and self-reliant people are not working in a vacuum. Others are always instrumental in any major project.

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant. There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while. Steve Wake took that time when the latest announcement of the General Election in the UK for June 8th came like a bolt out of the blue.

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Ranking the Most (and Least) Productive Industries

Redbooth

Industries producing complicated physical goods like Aerospace & Defense and Technology Hardware, also take a long time for work to be completed. Industries like Metals and Mining, Technology Hardware, and Aerospace & Defense have work that takes a long time to complete. A common complaint for people about their workplace is that things never get done. Bureaucracy, politics, and coordination costs among teams means that projects are completed at a snail’s pace, if it all.

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Become a Better Leader - 5 Proven Leadership Practices

Brad Egeland

This webinar and the Cheetah Leadership Program are developed by Michelle LaBrosse, a Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerospace Engineer, and Harvard Business School Graduate. Become a rocket ship of progress. Be the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone while making a much bigger difference in the world. Learn how to lead in a way that both stretches you and also helps you find a place of comfort and ease by better leveraging your innate talents.

Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

02202, The Aerospace Corporation, 30 May 2014. Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview, Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163, Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview,” Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163,

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6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

LiquidPlanner

The book covers a wide array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, and more. While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them. Many engineers end up learning PM skills on the job and on their own time. If you’re an engineer looking to grow your project management skillset, you’re in the right place.

How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University. By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college.

[Customer Spotlight] – Triumph Group Leverage BrightWork for Project Maturity

Brightwork

Company Overview Founded in 1993, Triumph Group is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components. Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components to complex systems, aerospace structures to maintenance, overhaul and repair services.

[Customer Spotlight] – Triumph Group Leverage BrightWork for Project Maturity

Brightwork

Company Overview Founded in 1993, Triumph Group is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components. Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components to complex systems, aerospace structures to maintenance, overhaul and repair services.

How Project Management Tackles Supply Chain Complexity

LiquidPlanner

I’ve worked with manufacturers and distributors from a wide variety of industries (aerospace, building products, food) and found that although a SIOP process does an effective job of aligning demand and supply, it does an even better job of facilitating the cross-communication of all the functions of an organization—often including the customers and suppliers. Supply chains continue to increase in complexity.

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How Did I Get Here: A Career Profile of David Lewis, PMP

ProProject Manager

He is a Marine Corps veteran and has a wide range of experience in both the commercial and aerospace/defense industry. Here’s the latest in my series How Did I Get Here. These are interviews of current project management professionals intended to help folks see how others made project management a career. Welcome, David Lewis! When did you first decide to become a project manager?

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

I work in the Software Intensive System of Systems domains in Aerospace, Defense, Enterprise IT (both commercial and government) applying Agile, Earned Value Management, Productive Statistical Estimating (both parametric and Monte Carlo), Risk Management, and Root Cause Analysis with a variety of capabilities. There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. Each of these, while well meaning, are missing the means to confirm their credibility.

How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

In the defence and aerospace sector, companies digitize to challenge the reach of conventional manufacturing and create new engine designs and types of aircraft. Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. When digitizing production and investing in digital factories , companies expect a considerable increase in efficiency.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

How to Frame the Start of Any Work Conversation

Brad Egeland

He has extensive experience in multiple sectors and industries including aerospace engineering, defence, telecoms, web hosting, the travel industry, sports equipment design and healthcare.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

Steve Wake: Reflections on EVA, Silence and To Do Lists

Girl's Guide to PM

About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant. . Today I give the floor to Steve Wake, the man behind #EVA21 , the conference so cool it is known only by its hashtag*. In his own unique style he explains what makes this magical conference work every year, why you should deAgile yourself and how to tame the overwhelm with a single piece of paper. Steve Wake, Conference Creator Extraordinaire.

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How to Make it Your Habit to Finish What You Start

Brad Egeland

Prior to starting Cheetah Learning in 1999, founder and CEO Michelle LaBrosse was a Research Scientist in Aerospace Engineering. When you practice finishing EVERYTHING you start, a couple things happen: This will become your habit. You will be far less stressed as you won't have so many things you must do hanging over your head. You will get super efficient. You will pursue much better opportunities. You will become more confident in your ability to achieve your goals.

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5 Steps to Create Technical Documentation That’s (Actually) Helpful

Planio

Style guides: Some industries require you to write technical documentation in a specific way (like the Plain Language guidelines for government sites or Simplified Technical English for aerospace, aviation, or defense companies).

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

For example, an aerospace manufacturer client I worked with had lead times of 6 -13 weeks involving several operations. Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

Agile for Aerospace Andrew Buter, Curt Stienstra, Steven H. A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. This is course is stated in the absence of any domain or context. I've been in the software development business for 30 years, mostly in the Software Intensive System of Systems world, where embedded systems are 100 times more prevalent than business, web and desktop systems.

Increasing the Probability of Program Success

Herding Cats

The origins of this paper came about at a recent JSCC meeting here in Boulder, with local Aerospace contractors, the DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) and several government agencies (NRO and NASA). We're working on a White Paper for the Joint Space Cost Council which is an organization composed of government (NRO, NASA, USAF, and others) and industry representatives with an interest in space.

Best project management software

Binfire

Projects in aerospace. What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What a small company needs is different than the needs of big corporations.

Resources for Good Project Management

Herding Cats

A Rich, Systems Engineering Subdivision, The Aerospace Corporation. Anecdotes abound of examples of Bad Project Management. Sometimes these anecdotes are used to suggest a corrective or preventive action that might actually work. Other times these suggestions are simply bogus.

Modeling the Future is the Basis of Project Success

Herding Cats

In our aerospace and defense business - not so much. Modeling the Management of Systems Engineering Projects," Daniel Spencer and Shaun Wilson, Aerospace Concepts, DTSO-GD-0734, Proceedings of the 2012 Model-Based Systems Engineering Symposium , 27-28 November 2012.

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Years ago, many aerospace and defense industry projects were managed using war rooms. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. Introduction: The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are well underway, with athletes from all over the world being awarded medals for their achievements. Military personnel, police departments, and other professional organizations also recognize the achievements of their labor force through medals and ribbons.